Sergeant Laurie Lafayette Wever

Sergeant Laurie Lafayette Wever

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, March 15, 1925

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Laurie Lafayette Wever

Sergeant Lauri Wever was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects near 52 NW 2nd Street.

As he pulled up beside the two in their car on his motorcycle and ordered them to pull over the driver shot and killed him.

Both were apprehended. The 21-year-old killer was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled in 1941 amid much public opposition. His accomplice, who turned state's evidence was sentenced to five years for burglary.

Sergeant Wever had served with the Miami Police Department for four years and served as commander of the Motorcycle Division.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1941


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It is always a great loss when one of us are killed in the line of duty . I have access to two photos that were taken at his funeral procession

G amato
Miami PD retired

November 10, 2023

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